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Saturday | OttawaHerald.com

Kansas Farm Bureau releases endorsements

Kansas farmers and ranchers who understand how elections help determine the success of agriculture and rural communities have offered endorsements of like-minded candidates for national and state office, the Kansas Farm Bureau said Friday in a news release.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Lynn Jenkins, Republican, US House of Representatives, Sam Brownback, US Senate, Pat Roberts, Kansas, Agriculture, Science

Fri Jul 11, 2014

OttawaHerald.com

Anderson County joins Frontier Extension District

The Frontier Extension District has grown this summer with the merger of Anderson County and Osage and Franklin counties.

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Related Topix: Anderson County, KS, Osage County, KS, Lyndon, KS, Garnett, KS

OttawaHerald.com

Which comes first: Happy people or happiness itself?

Musician Pharrell Williams is happy to tell - more like sing - what happiness means to him.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Ottawa, KS, Opinion

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

1st West Nile virus detected in Franklin County

Only one person in the state became ill from West Nile virus last year and the Health Department believes that person was exposed while traveling outside Washington.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Wichita, KS

OttawaHerald.com

Today in History: July 1914

The executive committee of the Franklin County Retailers Association will meet tonight at the office of Secretary F.R. Ramsdell to discuss the hospital proposition.

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Related Topix: Opinion

OttawaHerald.com

Richmond crowd getting first look

It's been several months since the singer-songwriter donned a blue-green Members Only jacket and sang his heart out for Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. on Fox's "American Idol."

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Related Topix: Richmond, KS, Game Show, American Idol, Reality TV, Entertainment, Television, Ottawa, KS

Wed Jul 09, 2014

OttawaHerald.com

Ask Jodie: Not registered yet? You have until Tuesday to get on county's voter roll

QUESTION : I live in Franklin County and want to vote in the Aug. 5 primary elections, but I haven't registered yet.

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OttawaHerald.com

Night Out' set for July 29

Ottawa residents are invited again to take part in the city's observance of National Night Out, a crime and drug prevention event that encourages neighbors to get to know each other better.

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Related Topix: Ottawa, KS

Tue Jul 08, 2014

OttawaHerald.com

Business reps voice concerns on Price Chopper development plan

A new Tax Increment Financing district created last week by the Ottawa City Commission doesn't mean affected property owners will be tax free, city officials stressed.

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The Capital-Journal

Severe thunderstorms hit northeast Kansas

The National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm watches and warnings for areas of northeast Kansas Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

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Related Topix: Weather, Kansas, Natural Disasters, Flood, Douglas County, KS, Osage County, KS

Mon Jul 07, 2014

OttawaHerald.com

Group test driving tire collection

The Franklin County Conservation District might play host to a tire collection day, but only if residents say they want or need it.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Ottawa, KS

OttawaHerald.com

Sex offender likely headed back to prison after child sex case

A 27-year-old Ottawa man likely will draw six years in state prison in connection with a 2012 underage sex crime involving a young teenage girl.

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Related Topix: Ottawa, KS, State Prisons, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

OttawaHerald.com

What taxpayers need to know about Prairie Paws

After waiting patiently for a response from Prairie Paws Animal Shelter to the article in the June 17 Herald, "Officials: More spent to house shelter animals than inmates," I can wait no longer.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Fri Jul 04, 2014

OttawaHerald.com

Pit bull lovers bark back at Wellsville ban

Bill Lytle, Wellsville mayor, said the city council might reach a decision at its 6 p.m. Wednesday meeting at City Hall, 411 Main St., Wellsville, on whether to lift the city ordinance banning Pit Bull Terriers and Staffordshire Terriers from within city limits.

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Related Topix: Wellsville, KS, Olathe, KS

The Capital-Journal

A bull and a prayer: Youth rodeo promotes Christian values

Getting bucked off a horse or a steer will put the fear of God into just about anybody, after all.

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Related Topix: Ottawa, KS, Meriden, KS

Thu Jul 03, 2014

OttawaHerald.com

Today in History: July 1914

Rain ranging in precipitation from 1 to almost 4 inches fell over Franklin County yesterday and last night, soaked the ground thoroughly, did wonders for the corn and brought a broad smile to the farmers everywhere.

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Related Topix: Weather, Richmond, KS, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Princeton, KS, Opinion

OttawaHerald.com

County officals fire off gun concerns

The state's newly uniform firearm laws aren't really much of a change, Jeff Richards told the Franklin County Board of Commissioners Wednesday.

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OttawaHerald.com

Ottawa farmers' legacy lives on through veterinary scholarships

Second-year Kansas State University student Ellen "Elli" Ouellette Unruh, Rantoul, and Kotie Wootten, Wellsville, an incoming first-year student, are the recipients of the R.E. Roseberry and Eileen E. Roseberry Scholarship established through the Franklin County Community Foundation.

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Related Topix: Ottawa, KS, Kansas State University, Wellsville, KS, Rantoul, KS, College of the Ozarks

OttawaHerald.com

Sachse retirement brings court vacancy

The 4th Judicial District Nominating Commission announced Friday it is seeking candidates to fill a judge vacancy in the 4th Judicial District, which includes Franklin, Osage, Anderson and Coffey counties, according to a news release.

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Related Topix: Ottawa, KS, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Garnett, KS, Burlington, KS, Lyndon, KS

Wed Jul 02, 2014

OttawaHerald.com

Sen. Tyson downplays local impact of losing mortgage registration fee revenue

Although a new law that went into effect Tuesday eventually will result in higher taxes for Franklin County residents, Caryn Tyson said the increase is minimal at best.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Sam Brownback

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